Friday, September 14, 2012

Pish Posh Challenge - Week 2

On Thursday last week, I joined up with the Pish Posh 8 Week Challenge. Pish Posh challenged her readers to get rid of a bad habit, replace it with a good one and write about it so the journey could be linked up with her blog. Most of the participants are pursuing some sort of fitness goal, but I chose to focus on my writing.

I vowed to write more often during this challenge. Specifically, I stated that I would post to my blog at least four times a week in addition to addressing the challenge and linking back to it. Here is a recap of my first week. Click the titles to be taken to that story.

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Friday, September 7 -- With Friends Like These
I relayed the story of my brothers' friends passing the time in a local bar by stabbing each other. One of them almost bled to death.

Sunday, September 9 -- I Will Not Be Spammed
A spammer tries to use my blog as a method for peddling his pornography.

Monday, September 10 -- Morgan Freeman, We Will Miss You, But Not Yet
I discover via Facebook that Morgan Freeman is dead for the fourth time this year.

Wednesday, September 12 -- SPOILER ALERT!!!
I discuss my hatred for people who give away the endings or plot lines to movies and TV shows.

Thursday, September 13 -- Call Me Maybe
I tell the story of a time I helped someone out of an embarrassing situation.



For the first week, I have maintained my goal and it really wasn't that difficult. The last few months I have only posted about once a week. I did have a lot going on, but I let it fall to the side. Going into this week knowing that I had to write almost everyday made it much easier. I sat at my desk each morning with the intention of writing, rather than waiting until I thought I had something to write about. I only had one day of struggle to decide what to say.

There is always something to write about.

This week may be more of a challenge to meet my goals. Red and I have not seen each other in over six weeks, but she will be here this weekend. I don't know that I will want to take the time to blog.

22 comments:

  1. That's awesome that you wrote four days a week! Yay!

    I hope you continue with your goal. I understand that it may be hard to find motivation when there's something else you'd rather be doing. Maybe while Red is there you can test the waters and figure out a good time to post something - even if its something short and sweet?

    Good luck!

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    1. Red and I attempted to find blogging time, but it just didn't happen.

      I haven't yet planned what I will be writing for this week, but shouldn't have a problem doing it again. We'll see how it goes.

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  2. Great job, Brett! Sometimes I get so swamped I think about just not posting but I know if I do it will indeed become a habit. You could always pre-write a few fun posts and schedule them to publish while she's there. I always write my posts a week ahead usually in one sitting. But I know that can't always be done with hectic schedules! Have a fun weekend!

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    1. Unfortunately, she arrived the day after this post went up, so there was no time to pre-write. However, that is a great idea for future visits.

      We had a great weekend.

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  3. Well then preach can we get a funny one with (older blogs) getting mentioned? LOL

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  4. Good for you. Keep it up. But have some fun this weekend. ;)

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  5. Good job keeping up with your challenge for yourself. Maybe you'll have even more to write about once Red leaves, even if you won't want to write while she's there. haha

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    1. I did get some new things to write about while she was here. However, I have found that there is really no shortage of things to write about. I just have to do it.

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  6. Good job! They say it's easier to write the more you write, but since I'm lazy, I haven't found that out, yet ;) I didn't post at all last week, so intend to do better this week myself. You've inspired me!

    Take the weekend off, for sure! Love is a priority :)

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    1. I have found that to be true. Last spring I vowed to post at least every other day and found that I never ran out of topics.

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  7. Well it's a good thing I didn't have this goal, since I was without wifi for 3 days.

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    1. That would suck. Being broke this week and worrying about paying my bills, Internet was one I made sure stayed on. I can do without cable or water, but I have to have the internet.

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  8. Aw dang I can see that the comment I left didn't show up. My internet is so hokey! Fragglenuts!

    Anyway, good for you for sticking with this! How are you finding it? Does the quality improve? Responses better? Sometimes I can't decide if it is better or worse for me to write more often - does it give me more freedom to only write when I "can" or want to? Or does it make me more anxious worrying about what I should be writing? Does it help me to take a break, or is it actually all the harder to start again?

    Looking forward to reading more! Maybe you can give us all a blog-writing tip next week? :)

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    1. I am getting lots of responses. The main things I have noticed is my upswing in traffic.

      I don't know what tips I could give, but I will think about that.

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  9. I try and do writing every day. But that incorporates writing jokes and what not.

    maybe you can do two posts in a day, and then spend less time on a "Red" day just fixing it up?

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    1. The weekend is over now and she has left. We each suggested sitting down to write a few times over the weekend, but it never happened.

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  10. Good for you! More so than getting fit, this is what I need, to make a goal to write every day. As a writer, it's so easy to fall out of that pattern. I blame the Internet. Have you seen how much distracting/entertaining crap there is floating around out there?

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    1. Yes. My daughter just got hooked on all the laughing baby videos on Facebook. Before that it was the videos of people right after leaving the dentist. It never seems to end.

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  11. I've been a writing fiend lately. It's feeling like an addiction and I'm super excited to take the hit. I hope you're experience is also going well. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

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    1. Thank you. I do enjoy it. It seems that I have more inspiration to write about when I am in a writing mindset.

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